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Mass Transfer Model and Coefficient on Biotrickling Filtration for Air Pollution Control
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  • Journal title : Korean Chemical Engineering Research
  • Volume 53, Issue 4,  2015, pp.489-495
  • Publisher : The Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • DOI : 10.9713/kcer.2015.53.4.489
 Title & Authors
Mass Transfer Model and Coefficient on Biotrickling Filtration for Air Pollution Control
Won, Yang-Soo; Jo, Wan-Keun;
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 Abstract
A fundamental mathematical model for mass transfer processes has been used to understand the air pollution control process in biotrickling filtration and to evaluate the mass transfer coefficients of gas/liquid (trickling liquid), gas/solid (biomass) and liquid/solid based upon experimental results and mathematical model calculations for selected operating conditions. The mass transfer models for the utilization of the steady-state mass balance for gas/liquid, and dynamic mass balance model for gas/solid & liquid/solid in biotrickling filters were established and discussed. The mass transfer model considered the reactor to comprise finite sections, for each of which dynamic mass balances for gas/solid and liquid/solid system were solved by numerical analysis code (numerical iteration). To determine the mass transfer coefficients () of gas/liquid, gas/solid & liquid/solid in a biotrickling filter, the calculation results based upon mass balance equation was optimized to coincide with the experimental results for the selected operating conditions. Finally, this study contributed the development of experimental methods and discussed the mathematical model to determine the mass transfer coefficients in a biotrickling filtration for air pollution control.
 Keywords
Biofiltration;Biotrickling Filter;Air Pollution Control;Mass Transfer Model;Mass Transfer Coefficient;
 Language
Korean
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